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Windows 7: 64 bit Control Panel

09 Jul 2010   #11
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

I cant attest to what exactly is installed, all I know is that if I run the odbcad32.exe that is in SysWOW64 directory I have access to more drivers than I do if I run the one that is in control panel, drivers that I know are from 64 bit programs.

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Bidski


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09 Jul 2010   #12
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
you are right, many apps do not have a 64 bit version, but I know that ODBC does. I know the file is on my system (C:\Windows\SysWOW64 or something like that). I just want to know why that along with any others arent showing up in control panel.

Regards
Bidski
Note: The C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder on a (x64) system is the 32bit folder.

The C:\Windows\System32 is the 64bit folder on a (x64) system. I know it is confusing but that is how MS did it. -WS
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09 Jul 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
I cant attest to what exactly is installed, all I know is that if I run the odbcad32.exe that is in SysWOW64 directory I have access to more drivers than I do if I run the one that is in control panel, drivers that I know are from 64 bit programs.

Regards
Bidski
Take a look at the file odbcad32.exe 32 means it is a 32bit program. Since it is in the SysWOW64 directory we know for sure it is 32bit. -WS
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09 Jul 2010   #14
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

I understand what you are saying, but the program in the system32 directory is named the same (even more confusion) and that one displays a different set of drivers compared to the one in SysWOW64.

As I understand it, programs installed in C:\Program Files are 64 bit programs and programs installed in C:\Program Files (x86) are 32 bit programs?

I have a program installed in C:\Program Files and I know it is a 64 bit program, but its ODBC drivers only show up in the odbcad32.exe that is in the SysWOW64 folder.

Why is this?

Regards
Bidski
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09 Jul 2010   #15
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Unknown, because the installer installed it that way??

What happens if you run the odbcad32.exe in the System32 directory does it work? If it does not it, it may be that the installer did not know how to install the software correctly on a 64bit system and put the file in the System32 directory; however Windows 7 64bit is smart and knows that is not correct because it is a 32bit software and copied the file to the SysWOW64 directory. If everything is working there should be no problems.
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09 Jul 2010   #16
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
As I understand it, programs installed in C:\Program Files are 64 bit programs and programs installed in C:\Program Files (x86) are 32 bit programs?
Supposedly. You can install 32-bit applications under C:\Program Files and they will work without a problem.
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09 Jul 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
As I understand it, programs installed in C:\Program Files are 64 bit programs and programs installed in C:\Program Files (x86) are 32 bit programs?
Supposedly. You can install 32-bit applications under C:\Program Files and they will work without a problem.
This is true, I have done it many times. The catch is that if someone else needs to work on the computer they have no idea that you did this and must assume that all software in (x86) is 32bit and all not in (x86) is 64bit.

My advice is to try to keep 32bit and 64bit programs in the correct folders for ease of working on your system and/or if others need to work on it too. JMHO.
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09 Jul 2010   #18
Bidski

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok my bad. I think the program I am using is 64 bit, but the ODBC driver is 32 bit, but either way, why isnt control panel showing both versions of ODBC? Is there some way to get it to do that?
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09 Jul 2010   #19
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Bidski, good question. I don't know. Is this something that you can easily uninstall and then re-install to do some testing??
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09 Jul 2010   #20
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
Ok my bad. I think the program I am using is 64 bit, but the ODBC driver is 32 bit, but either way, why isn't control panel showing both versions of ODBC? Is there some way to get it to do that?
You wanna see more in the control panel??? Definitely Less Is Bes', Neat is Sweet! My ODBC, by the way, does not display 32 bit in its title.


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